Sword of Sorcery #5

Sword of Sorcery #5

Writer: Christy Marx Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Amy learns how her father died and is forced to test her skills when shes attacked by assassins from House Onyx! Plus: In the backup story: STALKER, the immortal warrior without a soul, must beat Lucifer at his own game!

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 18, 2013

    There are no gods in the pages of Amethyst, yet those creating this workare comic deities! Stalker, however, is a wash, and it impacts my grade on the entire book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Feb 24, 2013

    This issue nicely builds upon the mythology that Marx has very well developed from the start of this book. It's still building up a lot of things that I am very sad may never play out. This book could really be epic. Unfortunately, it won't get the chance. The art is simply gorgeous and suits the story perfectly. Amaya is an engaging lead and at least she may carry on in Justice League Dark. The Amethyst concept is so good, it would be tragic to simply have it evaporate into the ether, while Red Hood and the Outlaws and The Ravagers are allowed to carry on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 25, 2013

    "Vyrian's Tomb" lacks the emotional resonance of previous installments of "Amethyst," and its usual strengths of voice and world-building are diminished by poorly paced action. "Soul to Soul" has excellent pacing and thus becomes the stronger story fragment in "Sword of Sorcery" #5, showing neatly that plot execution can be more crucial than ideas. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 27, 2013

    Some stories take time to make good on their potential, but unfortunately, this title hasn't got that kind of time. As disappointed as I am that this creative team is getting the ax just as they get started, I don't have so much loyalty to remain with a sinking ship. Dropped. Read Full Review

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